The David Sarnoff Library has closed the doors at its present location. The months of August through December will be spent in packing and transferring collections to other organizations. The last tours conducted by Dr. Alexander Magoun took place on July 31, 2009.
website now serves as a virtual testament to the David Sarnoff Library
and is maintained as a "labor of love" by Alex Magoun and Dave Sica.
The David Sarnoff Library documents David Sarnoff's life; the history of radio, television, electronics, and communications; and the history of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). Incorporated as the David Sarnoff Collection, Inc., an unendowed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Library is located in Princeton, New Jersey. It is devoted to the study and understanding of the innovative spirit personified in the greatest technological visionary of the 20th century and realized in the accomplishments of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) employees at laboratories, factories, and offices in New Jersey and around the world.
Built in 1967 by RCA, the David Sarnoff Library contains a museum, an archives, a library, and this website. Besides Mr. Sarnoff's papers and memorabilia, the Library's holdings include 25,000 photographs and thousands of notebooks, reports, publications, and artifacts related to the histories of RCA Laboratories and RCA. At this site you will find exhibits, timelines, galleries, links, and references documenting
With this material you can satisfy your curiosity, indulge your interests, gather information, or consider some of the themes and questions in the history and business of innovation:
We and our sponsors would like to know who uses this site, why, and what else you would like to see on it; please email us with your comments. Rest assured that any information you offer about yourself will not be distributed beyond the Library.
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